Community Council

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The Kirknewton Community Council meets every second Tuesday of the month at 6.45pm in the Green Room.  Everyone is welcome to observe. The role of community councils is to express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action in the interests of its community. 

If you have any items you wished raised at the Community Council, please email with ‘FAO of Community Council’ in the subject heading.

Details about Community Councils in West Lothian can be found here.  The Kirknewton Community Council Boundary map can be found here –  Kirknewton

Community Council Elections

It is now 4 years since the current Community Council was elected and an election for the next 4 years is now due.  Last time round, Kirknewton was one of only two Community Councils in Scotland that had enough people willing to stand that an election was required.  Once again, there are sufficient candidates to require an election, which will be conducted by postal ballot.  Ballot papers are being sent by post to all eligible residents and must be returned before the closing deadline of 5.00pm, 14th October.  A number of the candidates have prepared short descriptions of themselves and their aspirations for the Community Council.  These can be viewed here.

Recent Minutes

Approved Minutes of recent Community Council meetings are available below.  
(This section is under construction and is subject to change.) 

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
July 2020      (no April, May or June meetings were held due to Covid restrictions)
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
Jun 2021
Aug 2021      (no July meeting was held)

Kirknewton Community Council Extraordinary General Meeting

To comply with West Lothian Council requirements, an Extraordinary General Meeting was held via Zoom on Tuesday 11th August at 6.45pm to present and accept the most recent accounts.  This was the only item on the agenda. The accounts were accepted, as minuted here

Kirknewton Community Council Annual General Meeting

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 AGM scheduled for June 2020 was postponed, and rescheduled as a virtual Zoom meeting, held on on 9th February.  The meeting was deemed quorate, and addressed the points itemised in the Agenda as published.  Although for technical reasons it was not possible to open the meeting to all residents live online, the Community Council had provided the opportunity to put questions to the elected Community Councillors via Communication Cards and email, and sought to include a representative opinion from the wider Kirknewton GoogleGroups community.

In advance of the minutes being published, please note that all current office bearers expressed a willingness to continue in office pro-tem until Community Council elections are conducted later this year and a new Council appointed.  Notwithstanding, opportunity was given to all participants at the AGM to contest, and/or request a vote on these re-appointments.  There were no requests for either, so the points of contact with the Community Council remain the same.

Minutes of the meeting will be posted when approved.

Chairperson’s Report